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as Celeste Wright
as Madeline Martha Mackenzie
as Perry Wright
as Renata Klein
as Ed Mackenzie
as Bonnie Carlson
as Nathan Carlson
as Gordon Klein
as Dr. Amanda Reisman
as Principal Nippal
as Annabella Klein
as Abigail Mackenzie
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Critic reviews for Living the Dream
This episode is kind of a snooze compared to the first two- nothing new is introduced, it's just more developments of the plot elements we already know.
Director Jean-Marc Vallée and writer David E. Kelley take all the attributes of the most impossible version of 'having it all' - great wealth, beauty, precocious kids, beachfront property - and twist them into horror
It traffics in sudsy moments that feel a world away. Yet it also trades in a sober truth: that everything parents do affects their children's lives in some way. It's also boldly unafraid to show how men can harm women.
Big Little Lies continues to hold my attention, bringing up discussion points about friendship, marriage and raising children, among other things. Life is hard, you guys. Let's never forget that.
Three weeks in, the layers of the story are beginning to meld together in a really gorgeous way thanks to the all-star performances at the center.
Ooh, it's getting real in Monterey, and not even your favorite Disney characters are safe. It's the third episode of Big Little Lies, titled "Living the Dream," and those perfect little lives are unraveling, and quickly.
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